Six centuries of history, legends and vampire stories have transformed the Transylvanian area into a kingdom shrouded in mystery and the Bran Castle in Dracula’s Castle. Today, curios people from all over the world come to see the home of the dreaded vampire count, to look for evidence of the blood-thirsty creatures, to enjoy the woven legends around it, or simply to fill up with the mysterious energy of the place.
The Bran Castle is located in one of the most beautiful regions of Romania, Transylvania, an area with dozens of fortifications and medieval castles originally built as a defense against the invaders. According to historical sources, the castle was built on a wooden fortification with money from Saxons, the inhabitants of the area, the foundations of the castle being made by the Teutonic Knights in the year 1225. Almost a hundred years later, the Saxons who were rulers of Braşov asked King Louis of Hungary’s permission to build a new fortress with their own money.